Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate
Seeking: Booking, Film/TV
Style: Progressive Rock
These London-based gentlemen open the prog rock floodgates with “Refuge,” which starts with a solemn piano, then eases into a series of formal moods and chamber group movements until, at the 7:30 mark, it explodes with a propulsive and complex keyboard-driven climax that culminates in a sparkle of tinkling piano. “The Confidence Trick” and “Silence Is a Statement” both possess a theatrical thrust as they warn of the dangers of mankind’s collective gullibility and willful silence. The song would be more impactful vocally if its singer were fueled by an appropriate breathing strategy.